All Senior Projects from the Digital Commons

Senior Projects 2021

Caregiver Cues: The Role of the Body in Infant-Caregiver Relationships, by A. Alvarez

Drag Participation as a Mechanism for Dealing with Minority Stress in LGBTQIA+ Populations, by S. Bass

How Fast are “Fast-Friends”? Do People Make Accurate Friendship-relevant Judgements of Strangers Within the First Minute of Interaction, by D. Benson

The Effects of Social Media on Mental Health: A Proposed Study, by G. Bossard

Online Waiting: Are You Anxious Yet?, by C. Campbell

Merging the Waves: An Eclectic Approach to Practicing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, by D. Chittavidya-Ananda

Cultural Taxation and College Students: Undergraduate College Students and Their Experiences With Unfair Cultural and Identity Taxation, by S. Chowdhury

Fitting In: A Study on Adolescent Identity-Uncertainty and Group Entitativity, by I. Cruz-Vespa

“Light skin is the Right Skin? and Long Hair Don’t Care?”: An Investigation of Colorism and Texturism Amongst Black and Latina Women, by R. Griffin

Clarifying the Relationship Between Instagram Use and Mental Health: Exploring the Role of Individual Differences in Problematic Instagram Use and Goal Pursuit, by A. Guaba Perez

Framing Narratives for Resilience: A Proposal on Utilizing a Narrative Intervention for Remote College Students, by D. Hernandez Muztafa

Solitary Confinement: An Examination of the Use of Torture in United States Correctional Facilities, by P. Kamvisseli Suarez

Reducing Youth Incarceration Through Protections in Childhood Development: A Case Study of West Virginia, by C. Lindsay

Art as Therapy: Using Fictional Written Accounts in the Treatment of PTSD, by N. Matos

The Intersectionality of Anti-fat Prejudice, by L. Moerschel

The Effect of Theatre of the Oppressed on “The Cop in the Head”, by S. Niles

A Bilingual Advantage for Children with Autism: Effect of a Bilingual Education on Set Shifting in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, by C. O’Reardon

The Differences in Visuospatial Attentional Distribution Between Synesthetes and Non-Synesthetes, Identified Through Covert Visual Search, by K. Ostbirk

The Role of a Polyrhythm’s Pitch Interval in Music-Dependent Memory, by H. Parum

Exercise as a Moderating Variable of Social Media Usage and Life Satisfaction, by G. Profumo

The Pressure Cooker of Higher Education: Multiple Predictors of Pressure to Succeed Among Today’s College Students, by J. M. Richards

Music as Medicine: Supporting NASA’s Advancement into Long-Duration Space Missions, by G. Rosado Torres

Communicating With Play: Helping Adults Recognize Separation Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder In Preschool Children, by K. Shamro

Back to Wonderland: Can imaginative play improve creativity in adults and children within a single session of play?, by P. Sheehan

The Incorporation of Indigenous Tradition in Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: A Pathway to Cultural Inclusivity Within Mental Health, by A. Winings

Senior Projects 2020

The Effects of Virtual Reality on Motor Performance in the First Person Point of View, by A. Augustin

Where Words Fail, Music Speaks: Investigating the Role of Psychopathy in Predicting the Level of Emotion and Frisson in Music Listening, by Emma Champeau

Cultural Membership as a Moderator in the Relationship Between Social Motivation and Anthropomorphization Tendencies, by U. Desai

How Our Public Education System Discourages Curiosity and Encourages Depression and Anxiety, by M. Greenberg

Whose Eyes Are We Seeing Through?: A Proposed Investigation of the Effect of Self-Stigma Reduction Therapy on Quality of Life and Clinical Symptoms in Individuals Living with Schizophrenia, by C. Griffin

The Way You Hear It, the Way You Judge It: Moral Decision-making and Moral Reasoning in Accented Speech, by Y. Gu

Friend or Foe? Outstanding Peer’s Unexpected Impact on Test Taking Ability, by W. Lee

Existing but Not Living: A Discussion and Proposal for the Acute Social Withdrawal Syndrome Hikikomori in Japan, by A. Otey

Regulating Self-Image on Social Media: Associations Between Social Anxiety and Instagram Control Behaviors, by I. Polletta

Motivation and Emotion in Second Language Learning: Predictors of Objective Language Performance and Sustained Learning in Undergraduate Foreign Language Students, by A. Rauso

Family Separation along the US/Mexico Southwest Border: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Trauma, Human Rights and Childhood Needs, by C. Secor

Adolescent Borderline Personality Disorder: A Diagnosis More Hopeful Than Harmful, by B. Tyborowski

The Cost of Avoidance: Predicting Avoidant Behavior versus Confrontational Behavior in Response to Interpersonal Conflict, by C. Wood

Does the Direction of Current Flow Using Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation (tDCS) Affect One’s Ability to Perform Motor Tasks?, by Z. Zhang

Do You Have What It Tastes? The Effects of Physiological Stress on Human Taste Thresholds, by E. Zimmerman

The Effect of Smartphone Separation and Dependence on Selective Attention, by I. Zion

Senior Projects 2019

Motivation in Minority Populations: Perceived Locus of Control and The Effect of Ethnic Matching, by M. Agosto

Do You See What I See? Investigating the Efficacy of a Novel Body-scaled Action Intervention in Reducing Body Size Overestimation in Anorexia Nervosa, by B. DePietro

Does Aerobic Exercise or Cardiovascular Exercise Facilitate Explicit Memory?, by N. Ellin

Stimulus Regulation in Pediatric Trichotillomania, by T. Lee

A Wizard Hat for the Brain: Predicting Long-Term Memory Retention Using Electroencephalography, by N. Libby

Dual Images and Dual Languages: A Study on Bilingual College Students and Reversal of Abstract Images, by E. Loughlin

A Test of Obedience or Patience? A Modified Replication of “Nothing by Mere Authority” by Haslam et al. (2014), by J. Machen

An Exploration of Musical Performance Anxiety (MPA) and Its Relation to Perfectionism and Performance, by G. Marko

Keeping It In the Family: How Family Functioning and Environment Impacts Social Anxiety in College Students, by S. Prusky

Can Brain Training that Consists of Making Replication of a Three-dimensional Object Improve Visuospatial Performance?, by R. Rice

The Influence of the Harmonic Series on the Perception of an Unfamiliar Musical System, by L. Sandbank

Helping Adolescents with Autism: Can Music Therapy Counteract the Effects of Hyperacusis?, by S. Sinclair

Body Dissatisfaction: Searching for a Link between Depressive Symptoms, Body Image, and Eating Patterns, by L. Sorrell

The Corporeal Specificity of Women: Gender Perception Along the Dimension of Mind and Body, by T. Su

“Only girls play with those”: An Analysis of Preschoolers’ Gender Schema Development through Gender Stereotype Knowledge and Recognition of Gendered Information, by A. Sullivan

Idioms of Distress in Myanmar, by M. Thuyein

Senior Projects 2018

They Always Do What They Ought To Do: A Historical Analysis, and Exploratory Examination of the “Woman Problem” and the Function of Gender in American Psychology, by W. Baigelman

The Effect of Facebook on Body Dissatisfaction: Ethnicity as a Possible Moderator, by H. Brown

Lost in Translation: The Conceptual-Empirical Language Barrier between Criminal Law and Psychology, by E. Broughton

Justice Might be Blind but Many Jurors are Not: Exploring the Mechanisms of Aversive Racism and Normative Decision Making in Juridical Decisions, by C. Brontë

Trust and Satisfaction in Long Distance vs. Proximal Relationships in Individuals Aged 18 to 22, by B. Ciallela

Does the Punishment Really Fit the Crime? Exploring the Detrimental Perception of Motherhood in the United States as it Relates to Pregnancy Status and Race, by S. Nielsen

Towards Improving Learning with Consumer-Grade, Closed-Loop, Electroencephalographic Neurofeedback, by Z. Hirschstein

Cream of the Crop or Bottom of the Barrel: An Exploration of the Variability in Susceptibility to Social Influences Present in Genocides, by S. Sinclair

Pronounceability and Visual Recognition Processing: The Role of Phonology in Word Identification Under the Mixed-Case Situation, by L. Zhu

Nothing tastes as good as starvation feels: Anorexia nervosa as a maladaptive mechanism of emotion regulation, by E. Fitzgerald

The Unwilling Spectator: How Secondary Exposure to Trauma Through Journalism Affects Our Emotional Processing, by C. Riddick

Not All Bad: Exploring The Link Between Psychopathy and Success, by L. Harker

Everyday Ghosts: An Examination of Memory in Social Interactions, by S. Murphy

“Boys Will Be Boys”: Examining the Relationship Between Men’s Conformity to Masculine Norms and Perceptions of Psychological Abuse, by A. Lian

The Way You Make Me Feel: Semantic Response Behavior Following a Status Prime in the Context of Romantic Relationships, by R. Konefal

Attachment, Ethnicity, and Identity Development: A Longitudinal Study on the Effects of Non-Familial Care, by S. Such

אמהות ותינוקות: The Adaptation of a Prenatal Postpartum Depression Intervention for Orthodox Jewish Women, by S. Klein

Fostering Success: Factors Impacting Life Outcomes of Foster Care Youth in New York City, by W. Checo

Senior Projects 2017

Senior Projects 2016

Immigrants in America: The Relationship Between Acculturation and Well-Being, and the Validation of Self-Report as a Measurement Tool by Bolivia Williams

Does the Combination of Music and Movement Have Similar Benefits as Dopaminergic Medications? The Effects of the Ronnie Gardiner Rhythm and Music Therapy on Patients with First Stage Parkinson’s Disease by Anna Obbagy

The Effects of Reactive Aggression and Proactive Aggression on Heart Rate Reactivity to an Anger Induction by Bridget Bertoldi

Could an Attachment Theory-Based Intervention Prevent Childhood-Onset Conduct Disorder? by Ariane Cruz 

Look Who’s Talking Now: Representation of Female Characters in Children’s Chapter Books by Rachel Swanson

If It Looks Like a Dax, But I Call It a Wug, What Is It? Examining the Role of Essentialism in Children’s Social Categorizations by Helena Wippick

Phonophobia Mediates the Relationship Between the Myelinated Vagus and Selective Mutism by Alexandra Batzdorf

Do You Chill When I Chill? Exploring Strong Emotional Responses to Unfamiliar Musical Traditions by Eleanora Beier

Do the Emotions ‘Shame’ and ‘Pride’ Alter Responses to Sexually Explicit Words in an Emotional Stroop Task? by Danielle Iserlis

What’s Your Type? Readability of Fonts Across Native and Non-Native English Speakers by Maayan Eldar

Primed for addictive behavior: Can popular mobile games act as triggers for addicts? by Zachary Goodman

The Effects of Affective Arousal on Color Perception and Memory by Nicole Lang

The Effect of Empathy on Implicit Bias by Chelsea Beckford

The Effects of Mindset and Perceived Support on STEM Pursuit in Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools by Lily Henry

The Effect of Controllability Beliefs on Attitudes about Weight and Socioeconomic Status by Marna Dunne

The Analysis of Moral Education in China and its Effect on Chinese Children’s Moral Development by Grace Shu

Effects of Early Life Stress on Anhedonia and Striatal Dopamine Concentration Depends on Variation in catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) Genotype by Sally Cole

Mad Men or Bad Men? How Gender Stereotypes, Individual Symptoms, and Participant Gender Affect Non-Expert’s Evaluations of People with Borderline Personality Disorder by Quinnehtukqut McLamore

Just the way you are(n’t): Does identity disturbance contribute to romantic difficulties in borderline personality disorder? by Camille Thigpen

An Attachment Style Based Experimental Design to Maximize Dog Adoption Success by Claire Weinman

The Differences in Motor Memory in Music Performance Based on the Movement Characteristics of the Musical Instruments by Veronika Mojzesova

Actual and Ideal Self-Concept Appeals in Cosmetic Advertising for Mass-Market, Luxury, and Prestige Brands by Margaret Stevens

Senior Projects 2015

Fear Conditioning and Reconsolidation-Blockade in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Emergency Responders by Mythili Ananthasayan

Slouching Towards Jerusalem: A View from a Psychological Negotiation Theory by Alexandra Cooper (SSt project)

Are You a Criminal?: A Senior Project Examining the Relationship Between Stereotype and Power Using Signal Detection Analysis by Pat Lichtenstein

Sociality of Gaze Following in Black and White Ruffed Lemurs: Following a Live Person versus a Photograph by Hannah Mason

A Dialectical Approach: Reducing Reactive Aggression by Targeting Emotion Dysregulation in Adolescents with Disruptive Behavior Disorder and a History of Trauma by Libbey Walker

The Influence of Gender and Diagnosis on Parent Perception of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Rachael Anders

Cognitive Enrichment Intervention for Captive Orcas by Eve Copeland

Beneath the Human Capital Investment: Modelling student debt awareness and a Critical examination of financial aid materials using Construal-level Theory by Sophia Sutcliffe

A Shifting Standards Perspective on the Gender Gap in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics by Siira Rieschl

Game and Train: A Targeted Game-Based Mobile Intervention for the Treatment of Incarcerated Psychopathic Offenders by Sydney Abualy

Establishing an anxiety paradigm adapted for larval zebrafish: The effects of an anxiogenic on standard and color-enriched open field tests by Colleen Spratt

The Effects of High and Low Valence Affective Faces on Facilitation of Learning in Children with Autism by Morgan Weil

Exploring Gender Differences in STI Testing Behavior of College Students Using the Health Belief Model by Yasho Singh

The Influence of Television on Attitude Change and Culture in the United States by Emily Stieker-Epstein

Neuroplasticity in Art Therapy for Depression by Sofia Avsyuk

by Anna Opatka

A Mind-Body Approach to Healing: Investigating the Use of Yoga for PTSD and Trauma-Related Symptoms by Andrea Fronsman

Effects of Acute Nicotine on Larval Zebrafish Exploratory Behavior in a Complex Environment by Brandon Chen

Senior Projects 2014

The Sense Behind Senseless Violence: The Influence of Masculine Ideals, Self-Complexity, and Shame on Coping with Stress Through Extreme Violence by Christina Taggart Barone

In Other Worlds: Word Play in Children’s Fantasy and Children’s Language Production by Amanda Sarah Benowitz

Teaching Regulation Without Repression: Using the Jungian Shadow to Inform an Adaptive Socialization of Emotion by William J. Cordes

Language and Sensibility: Bilingualism and a Broader Conceptual Store by Lydia Wistar Craighill

Incidental Emotions and Trust Decisions: Visceral Influences on Economic Behavior by Idan Aviv Elmelech

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Stigma, and Survivor Guilt in Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom by Benjamin Greenwald

Reaching New Heights: An Examination of Cognitive Dissonance and the Attitude Toward Height and Leadership by Emily Faith Harris

“I’m Just Not a Math Person:” The Effect of Preconceived Notions of Failure or Success and Mindset on Math Performance by Beth Kimberly Hoffman Patalona

Meditation-as-Therapy: How Buddhist Psychology Can Improve Health by Alison Marie Kidd

Assessing the Validity of Danio rerio as a Model Organism for Nootropic Research: The Effects of Phenylpiracetam on Larval Zebrafish Behavior by Maximilian Clark Mueller

“Am I Math Compatible?”: How Stereotype Threat Relates to Gender and Math Identification in Women by Elyse Murphy Neubauer

The Effect of Rehabilitative-Oriented Training and Mission Statement on Prison Guard Attitudes and Behavior Towards Inmates With Mental Disorders by Dana Nicole Pitts

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Through the Lens of the Self-Medication Hypothesis by Rebecca J Samuels

Storm and Text: Considering Social Anxiety and Communication Tendencies in Adolescence by Megan Smillie

How Traditional is the Romance? Heroines, Stereotypes, and the Heterosexual Script by Tanya Lee Sorenson

Transcending The Divide: Integrating Epigenetic and Psychoanalytic Explanations of Psychopathology by Sarah Anna Walser

Decision Making and a Future Self: An Evaluation of Adolescents’ Self-Efficacy Following Peer Intervention by Micaiah Mary Williams

The Effect of Induced Self-Efficacy on Team Performance: A Task Involving Hand-Eye Coordination by William H. Williams

Senior Projects 2013

The Photovoice Process in Stress-Induced Depression: How Giving a Voice to the Unheard through Pictures May Reduce Stress by Adedayo Oluwaseun Okubadejo

Determining the Efficacy of Medical Marijuana for Children and Adolescents Diagnosed with ADHD by Alexandra Caroline Vance

Conventionally Unconventional: Learning About Words I Already Learned About by Anastasia Blank

Differences in Playboy Magazine Advertisements From 1960 to 2010: Gender Role Stereotype and Routes to Persuasion by Anna Sofia Levenshus

When Time Drags On: Does Anger Experience Enhance Time Perception Distortion? by Dennis L. Zhou

The Moderating Effect of Siblings on the Relationship Between Theory of Mind and Executive Function in Preschool Children by Diandra Lora Kalish

Contrasting Stigma: Negative Implicit Attitudes and Attributions about Depression Relative to ADHD by Douglas James Gazarian

Destruction In Disguise? Examining Relationships Between Eating Disorders and Vegetarian and Vegan Diets by Emily Caroline Walsh

The Potential Exacerbation and Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder in an At Risk Child Population Due To Methylphenidate Treatment by Gregory Alexandrovich Rudensky

The Close-End Fund Paradox in Country Funds: A Conventional and Behavioral Perspective: Do news reports affect the movement of discounts? by Greta Petkova Tsolova

Do you really want another slice? Overeaters’ implicit and explicit food preferences by Laura Ovadia

Stereotype Threat Spillover in New Group Formation amongst Individuals of High and Low Socioeconomic Status by Marie Flowers

Talking About the Mind: Mental-State Language and Theory of Mind Performance in Preschoolers by Mayer Andersen

Combating Pediatric Obesity with a Universal Intervention for Elementary School-Age Children: A Tailored Program for Hinds County, Mississippi by Nicole Marie Haaser

Cultural Perspectives and Aesthetic Preference: Comparing the Framing in Photographs between East Asians and Americans by Qin Qin

Theory of Mind as Empathy: Cognitive and Affective Empathic Deficits Counterbalanced in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Antisocial Personality Disorder by Rebecca Ana Bell-Gurwitz

Psychobiological Influence of Estrogen on the Serotonin System in Anorexia Nervosa: A Grant Proposal for Treatment Effects by Rose Lauren Siuta

Fingerprints of Nature: The Effect of Fractal Geometry on Emotion, Cognition and Creativity by Shinnosuke Seto

Neurofeedback as a Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury by Una Radovanovic

“Follow your heart” – Chinese urban post-80 mothers’ expectations for their children by Wenjie Chen

For a list of relatively recent psychology senior projects organized by topic, click here.